CIS Security Controls Added to Law Enforcement Cyber-Guide

The Cybersecurity Guide for State Local Law Enforcement has added the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the CIS Critical Security Controls as key resources.

The guide, put out by the US National Consortium for Advanced Policing is, as its name suggests, meant to help state and local law enforcement minimize the threat of cyber-attacks.

MS-ISAC is a voluntary and collaborative effort based on a strong partnership between CIS and the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The MS-ISAC has been designated by DHS as the key resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation’s state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments. Through its 24/7 security operations center, the MS-ISAC serves as a central resource for situational awareness and incident response for SLTT governments.

“We are pleased to be included in this select group of cybersecurity resources from the worlds of law enforcement, intelligence, academia and private sector cybersecurity organizations,” said Steve Spano, president and COO at CIS. “MS-ISAC has a long history of successfully partnering with law enforcement. The inclusion of the CIS Controls is an important asset to the guide because they are a concise, prioritized set of cyber-practices created to stop today's most pervasive and dangerous cyber-attacks.”

He added that the most recent version of the CIS Critical Security Controls, Version 6, have been downloaded more than 38,200 times since their October 2015 release.

The CIS Controls continue to see mainstream adoption, and the embrace of peripheral organizations. In May, SANS announced that it had mapped SAP cybersecurity to the CIS Controls for the first time.

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